CMI Canaan Haiti Medical Clinic

A fundraiser by Anthony Hickman
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Christian Mercy International started working in Canaan, Haiti, a suburb of Croix-des-Bouquets in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. CMI each year after the 2010 earthquake started conducting mobile clinics in this tent community that has went from 10,000 to 200000 people settling in an area that was once land for prisoners and barren. The resillience of the Haitian people can be seen in that 1.1 Million dollars was spent by the settlers alone developing this area. Human resources for health services are very limite,with 1 doctor and 55 nurses or nurse auxiliaries for every 12,000 people. US. US Government eexpenditures on health care account for only 4.5 % of the government's overall budget, and 70% of health expenditures are out-of pocket. Underlying factors of Haiti's recent cholera epidemic include 74.3 % of the population without adequate sanitation, 35 % without portable water and 46% without access to health care. Nearly 80 % of Haitians live on less than $2 per day. This is why CMI desires to go beyond it's annual clinic where they hire two local doctors and nurse to provide for the local population with medical care. CMI is desiring to build a new community ceneter that will serve as a privmary care clinic, church, school, and resource facility. The proposal is a 5 year phase program with beds and room for a dental service.

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